Feb 9, 2014

Starting Over

It's been almost six months since I last posted in this little space of mine in the blog-o-sphere.  Six months.  And it's crazy to think how much has changed.

My little baby Ryan Cathleen transformed into a little girl.
Just Born

7 Months
I hope to catch you all up on the life of my Ryan soon.  She becomes more entertaining every day.  She doesn't miss a beat and constantly keeps me on my toes.  And she brings so much joy to my heart.

Josh is less than two rotations away from finishing his fourth year.  We anxiously await residency placements and life after medical school.  It's hard to imagine life without school, although life without tuition payments sure sounds great.

My absence here is due to many things, most of which I have no intention of sharing.  It's easy in the age of social media to assume that everyone's life is perfect.  After all, we blog about, tweet about, Facebook about, and Instagram about all the picture perfect moments in our lives.  We have gotten pretty darn good (myself included) at making our lives, families, careers, children, homes, etc. look idyllic online.  And perhaps, your life is.  But chances are, each and every person is fighting a battle that nobody else knows about (no matter what their Facebook says).  What I will say is this. 

Marriage is HARD.

Medical School is HARD.

Motherhood is HARD.

Life is hard.  If you don't think so, well I guess maybe you're lucky.  Or perhaps you haven't faced a storm in your life.  But more than likely you will, someday. And it will probably come when you least expect it.  God never promised that we wouldn't have to fight battles or that we wouldn't face difficult times.  In fact, I think He uses the challenges in our lives to draw us closer to Him.  Our faith is strengthened during the struggles of life.

I hope to post a little more frequently than every six months from here on out.  I can't promise that each post will be picture perfect (although my child is pretty perfect) :), because life just isn't. But it will be real.

1 comment:

  1. I tried to leave this comment earlier, but it didn't seem to work. So, sorry if it's a repeat of what I said earlier..

    Although I cannot attest to how difficult motherhood is, I can attest to the other two. Medical school offers a lot of benefits, including the adventure aspect of the experience that we've had- but it also has a lot of pitfalls. It puts strains on the already existing relationship and I feel has created a new sort of sub-relationship of "full time support" or in your case, "full time support+full time mom" and it's not always the easiest thing to handle. For me, I've been having some difficulties and need support from my husband and it's a hard balance for him to decipher between being worried about school and being worried about me.

    BUT, for you, the end is near, and I think there's nothing like the relief of knowing where you guys will be for the next four years of your life! :) What is Josh hoping to go into? Will you hope to stay at the hospital that he did most of his rotations at? I hope you guys are placed where it's best for the three of you!